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Game of Thrones Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 28, 2013.

  • by booman, Dec 28, 2013 at 4:36 PM
  • booman

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    Game of Thrones is an action RPG based on the realm from the book and tells a parallel story through the eyes of Alester Sarwyck and Mors Westford. Control your hero in 3rd person and level up, loot, upgrade skills, and follow a thick plot.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Game of Thrones in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Game of Thrones. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 14 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.1
    Wine: 1.7.8

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.8
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux will automatically download it and save it in this directory:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86
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    Note: username is where you put your login name

    Its a good idea to backup this directory to another computer because you won't have to keep downloading wine versions when you need them.

    Extracting
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    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.8 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam. Since ###Game### isn't made for Linux, we will download the Windows Steam instead.
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Setup PlayOnLinux

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name you virtual drive: gameofthrones
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.8
    Click Next
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive.

    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    Install Libraries

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_physx
    • POL_Install_msxml3
    • POL_Install_registered fonts
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_xinput

    Click Next
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    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamInstall.msi
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam
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    More updating, extracting and installing

    When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
    Click the "X" to close Steam login

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Game of Thrones Steam
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    More PlayOnLinux Configuration

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
    Select Steam virtual drive

    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font and store problem
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    Note: -no-dwrite only works if you launch Steam from PlayOnLinux. Steam is automatically set to launch when Windows starts, which means if you do a "Windows Reboot" from the Wine tab -no-dwrite won't execute. Just close Steam and try again.

    Display Tab
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video Memory Size: size of memory on your video card
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Wine Tab
    Click "Windows reboot"
    Close Steam because it will automatically launch when Windows reboots and won't execute -no-dwrite.
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    Close Configure

    Installing Game of Thrones

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Game of Thrones Steam
    Click Run

    Click "Login to an existing account"
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    Login to Steam
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    Note: Steam "In-Game" community overlay can crash games in PlayOnlinux.
    To turn it off:
    Go to File, Settings, In-Game
    Uncheck "Enable Steam Community In-Game"
    Click Ok

    Select "Game of Thrones"
    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut to Game of Thrones"
    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut to Game of Thrones"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Come back in an hour or so after it has downloaded

    Click Play

    Configuration

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    There are limited Graphics options, its best to click "Auto Detect Hardware"
    • Screen Resolution
    • Game Quality
    • Texture Quality
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    Rule of thumb:
    High Settings = High detail, lower frame rates
    Low Settings = Low detail, higher frame rates.

    Conclusion:
    Game of Thrones runs really well on my GeForce 550 Ti and the visuals are beautiful!
    I love the realm, detail and even the weapons, but I wasn't very impressed with the fighting and controls. For some reason on PC you are forced to hold the right-mouse button in order to turn and look around. The fighting is very similar to The Witcher or Neverwinter Nights where you click and the moves are automated. After playing Skyrim, I just felt very detached from the action. I would click and wait for my hero to do all the work.
    Otherwise, there weren't any buggs or graphical glitches. Loading, saving, graphics options and all the menu's worked pefectly!

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. booman
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  2. prcp
    one question: game of throne isn't free like, for example, League of legends? I have to buy it on steam in order to install as this guide explain?
  3. booman
    Yes, you have to purchase it. I got it on Humble Bundle with 5 other games for only $6.00
    Otherwise I wouldn't have purchased it.
  4. prcp
    Thank you very much!
    but if i purchase it on Humble Bundle i won't find it on steam, right? then I will not be able to use this guide, or not?
  5. booman
    Unfortunately Game of Thrones is not available at Humble Bundle anymore.
    So you will have to purchase it from Steam.
    So yes, you can use this guide for the Steam version of Game of Thrones
  6. dem
    Speaking of this humble bundle, any news of success on BloodBowl ?

    Thank you !
  7. booman
    Nah, I've moved on and tested a few other games. Kinda forgot about that one.
    I'll have to try it this weekend.

    I have already tried:
    • Divinity II - Failed
    • R.A.W - Success
    • Game of Thrones - Success
    • Testament of Sherlock Holmes - Failed
  8. dem
    THanks for your answer,

    I asked since on Wineappdb someone apparently had some success with the legendary version...He even rated it platinum. But I made so many unsucessfull tries installing bloodbowl, now I have lost a bit of confidence.
  9. booman
    Yeah, tell me about it... Divinity II refuses to even launch because of Games for Windows Live. No way around it for now.

    Sherlock Holmes probably has more of a chance, but will take hours of trial-n-error.
  10. nonamebg
    Hi booman,
    I know the topic is old, but I decided to write, if you can help me, would be great:)
    My only problem with the game is the sound - there is crackle and other distortions.
    Therefore I added as an argument PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60, and this works for some time - but unfortunately after a battle or a more severe stage the problem reappears.
    Can you give me advice on how exactly to solve the problem?
    Thank you in advance :)
  11. booman
    No problem, actually, if you are having problems with pulseaudio definitely try the newest wine: 1.7.55
    It now supports pulseaudio and hopefully solves all of the buffer errors and crackling we all get with games.
  12. nonamebg
    booman, thank you for the reply. During installation I use 1.7.54, so now I will immediately change it in playonlinux. I hope the problem disappears, because the game is great and I want to play it.:)
    Thank you again :)
  13. booman
    What distro are you using?
    What video card/chip does your computer have?
    Also 32-bit libraries are pretty important and do not come pre-installed with Linux.
  14. nonamebg
    Once I changed Wine version, as you suggested, at least for now I no longer have sound problems - once again thank you.:)
    Now, if I manage to run Resident Evil 4 (steam) I will be very happy. Unfortunately, the game starts - I hear the sound on the menu but the screen is black.
    Regarding your question - I have a relatively old laptop Clevo - but it works perfectly for me.
    The parameters are as follows:
    Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M
    4 GB Ram
    Ubuntu 15.10
  15. booman
    Good luck with Resident Evil 4
    We have an ongoing thread about it:
    RE4 GamersOnLinux

    It seems to run as long as you don't use HD textures

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